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Do you think Olympic and Paralympic athletes get enough publicity in the media?

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Started: 10/28/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 month ago Status: Post Voting Period
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umera

Con

Olympics had started in the late 1800"s on the 6th April 1896 and the first Paralympics games were held in Rome, Italy in the late 1900"s in 1960 and had featured 400 athletes from 23 countries following that, Sweden staged the first winter games Paralympic. These games are now the second biggest sporting event in the entire world. People argue that athletes may not get the appropriate amount of publicity in the media. Do you think the Olympics and Paralympics are a good idea? Is it worth funding for? Is all the athletes" effort and practice worth it? Rio Paralympics were frowned upon as there funding at first was poor, the Paralympic set up was "not good" or "not good enough" in comparison to the Great Britain Paralympics. Ultimately the Olympics and Paralympics are good but there are the disadvantages of them. The Olympics and Paralympics boosts the host countries status, with a great deal of publicity to the country and along with lots of tourism. In 2012 a month after the Olympics and the Paralympics was over London, England saw a 12% increase in their tourism rates according to the Official for National Statistics (ONS). Having the Olympics or Paralympics forces the city to improve its facilities and area, wanting it to be a good impression and better the previous hosting countries the host city is cleaned up. Though cleaning facilities and the area was not the case for Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. In an article from the Daily mail along with many other articles published.
currentlyunavailable

Pro

I think that the Olympic and Paralympic athletes do get enough publicity, this is because after there hard work and efforts have been embedded in their game that they part take in they're able to rejoice their win in front of the world. Talking about the countries, the Olympics give countries a change to partake in friendly competition. The games are a constructive experience among each other I think the Olympics are a healthy way of using sports to foster a healthier world. Regarding Rio de Janeirno and it being the host city according to Wikipedia and sourced from the website too, "the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) chose Rio de Janeiro as its bidding city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, during its Annual Assembly on September 1, 2006. This was the city's first bid that proceeded to the Candidature phase, after three failed attempts to host the Games in 1936, 2004 and 2012."
Debate Round No. 1
umera

Con

Personally I think that athletes do not get enough publicity as explained before all the optimism and positivity is present during the days of the Olympics and Paralympics but after a few weeks the publicity fades away. Do you not think these athletes, who have worked so hard for what they"re in for should get more than just a few seconds of sunshine? Do you not think it would be more of a thankful and appreciative gesture if they had more of just a temporary time in the spot light?
currentlyunavailable

Pro

Taking my own words from the previous argument back into consideration "after their hard work and efforts have been embedded in their game that they part take in they're able to rejoice their win in front of the world" but pessimistically speaking what if they don"t win and are disappointed of doing so would they be comfortable in celebrating their loss that too with such excessive amounts of paparazzi and in general the world? Right to publicity and freedom of speech fall within a category in this case; a person"s right to publicity is intended to protect their identity from use for another individual"s advantage. With all things considered I do agree with your argument were the athletes who part take in their game that they should be credited for their actions though I also believe that freedom of speech and rights to publicity is in another case maybe some may not want to be so publicly audienced, along with freedom of speech which can also lead to "trash talk" as the "freedom of speech" phrase can be misinterpreted for people to think they can talk whatever they want with words flowing out.
Debate Round No. 2
umera

Con

Sports publicity is an effective marketing strategy that successfully combines sports with the products that sporting teams promote. Giving the Olympic and Paralympic athletes the appropriate amount of publicity can have them going far not only during the Olympics and Paralympics period but well after too.
currentlyunavailable

Pro

That is a fair point, in consideration to that brands sponsor many different athletes so their logo can be put onto there clothing's for further publicity too.
Debate Round No. 3
umera

Con

Sponsoring can also get a vast amount of publicity in the media for an athlete but can give he/she bad publicity too.
currentlyunavailable

Pro

Putting publicity aside and bring the money sector into consideration, there are far better things to spend the money on besides sports, such as education, poverty etc. As well as this, the Olympics are supposed to encourage peace but by bringing countries together and making them compete the Olympics organisers are actually giving these nations a reason to fight, and they make them believe that this is 'supporting their country'. Think about the people, starving and living without shelter. All charities ask for a small amount of money, yet we spend millions on a sporting event. Athletes may get publicity, but aren't human lives more important? If we have money to send rockets to the moon, isn't better to use the money for the poor people? The Olympics can potentially be a waste of money and space and time !!!!
Debate Round No. 4
umera

Con

It's definitely worth it, the Olympics are a festival of sports it brings joy to peoples lives and gives happiness. Olympics bring people together, in the Olympics; competitors bond throughout the competition though that is not only the Olympics but the Paralympics too, I think that the two events are healthy competition for people amongst the world who can show there talent and be praised for doing such this can bring peace and sportsmanship with humanity .
currentlyunavailable

Pro

When a country hosts the Olympics, their rate of tourism skyrockets but the process takes around two years to organise the huge event itself. Hosting the Olympic Games is, economically, not worthwhile in the slightest. The Games are ridiculously expensive. For instance, the 2008 Beijing Games cost over 42 billion dollars. All of the money spent on these games is much better put into worthwhile causes that will be beneficial in the future, such as facilities designed with the residents of the host city in mind. Also, it is not just the games that negatively impact the host city. The bidding process to host the Olympic Games takes a minimum of 2 years to complete and ties up land and government resources.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by currentlyunavailable 1 month ago
currentlyunavailable
It was a very good argument in consideration to the fact that both were as good as each other I like to believe the person on the against side should've won !
Posted by currentlyunavailable 1 month ago
currentlyunavailable
This debate was v v v v good and whilst reading the outcome of it I was surprised it was a tie and should've been the person on the against side that should've won the debate only because he/she had very good knowledge about what they were talking about
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